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September 05, 2015 7:06 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Kuwait Investment Authority

Company Overview

Kuwait Investment Authority is a sovereign wealth fund of the Government of Kuwait. It primarily invests in real estate, private equity, public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets across the globe. Within fixed income investments, the firm seek to invest in government-owned securities, agency/corporate bonds, TIPS, and treasury bills within North America, Europe, Asia and Emerging Markets. For its equity investments, it invests in value and growth stocks of companies across all market capitalization. The firm’s alternative investments comprise of private equity markets, Hedge Funds, funds of funds, and real estate markets. It benchmarks the performance of its Canadian la...

Ministries Complex


Kuwait City,  13001


Founded in 1953


965 2 485 600

Key Executives for Kuwait Investment Authority

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, and Director
Executive Director of Operations and Administration
Executive Director of General Reserves
Executive Director of Alternative Investments
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Kuwait Investment Authority Key Developments

Borealis And Allianz Are Understood To Have Bid For London City Airport

Borealis Infrastructure Trust and Allianz SE (DB:ALV) are understood to have joined forces for a swoop on London City Airport Ltd., which has been valued at £2 billion. Borealis Infrastructure is understood to have teamed up with Allianz to make a consortium approach. The duo will come up against suitors including Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which has partnered with Kuwait Investment Authority (sovereign wealth fund of Kuwait) and Hermes to submit an offer for the airport. Macquarie Group Limited (ASX:MQG) is also thought to be eyeing a consortium bid. Spokesmen for Borealis and Allianz declined to comment.

KIA To Sell Some Profitable Companies

Parliament's Public Funds Protection Committee has reported huge financial losses worth 108 million by Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) due to selling of a number of real estates in several European countries reports Al-Rai daily. The committee also opposed the government's intention to sell a number of profitable companies such as Agricultural Products Company. During the committee meeting the discussions revolved around the report issued by San Martin as per which 43 million was lost due to selling of a number of real estates in London 27 million loss in Holland 35 million loss in Germany and 3 million loss in Belgium. Abdullah Al-Turaiji, Chairperson of the committee said the committee also discussed the intention of KIA to sell some profitable companies such as Agricultural Products Company for KD 8.5 million stressing that such a deal is unacceptable. He said the response of the chairperson of KIA was unconvincing due to which the committee decided to wait for the Minister of Finance to return so that another meeting can be held to decide on the procedures to be taken for handling the report on these huge losses. He revealed that the committee discussed about selling some companies owned by the government especially those that produce huge revenues and have a large number of Kuwaiti employees.

KIA Plans To Sell Stake In KINV

Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) is decided to resume selling stakes in Kuwait Investment Company S.A.K. (KWSE:KINV) in the first half of 2015, state news agency KUNA reported. The decision was made by KIA's Board of Directors late on October 22, 2014, KUNA quoted the sovereign wealth fund as saying.

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